Now you can make a snuggly pet bed for your American Girl ® Doll animals thanks to this cute PDF pattern from Eden Ava Couture! The finished bed measures 6.25 inches square and can be made in a variety of fun color combinations.
-Fabric: 1/2 yard of cotton and quilters fleece
-Polyester fiber fill
-double fold baby bias tape binding
Skill Level: This is a fun and easy pattern!
What You Get: One 14 page sewing pattern that you digitally download as a PDF file so you can start your project immediately! The PDF sewing pattern provides full color step-by-step illustrated instructions and full size pattern pieces. A PDF reader is required to view and print the files (example: Adobe Reader or Preview for MAC). The download link is received immediately after the transaction is complete. Print copies are NOT available.
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This was so easy, it's my 12-year old daughter's first sewing project. She has some cute fabric chosen and I will send pics when done
Four year-old granddaughter, Amalia, loves her AG puppy even more than the dollies, so I was delighted to find this pattern! My stash held a bunch of doggie prints from ages ago, so my nine year-old grandson ironed them for me and served as designer for his sister's pet bed. What fun! I started with the pillow and loved the inclusion of a layer of quilting to give more substance though the extra layer was a smidge challenging on the corners. I've had a bias tape fear-factor going for a while, but pushed through and applied that to the edges. I wish the pattern had a bit more instruction on how to finagle the bias binding around the curved front, but mine was presentable if not perfect. Amalia was thrilled, and now I'm going to make a little pet blanket to match the bed ensemble. Bonus instructions for a blanket might be a nice plus. The skill level for this patterns says "fun and easy," but I'd rate it advanced beginner due to the addition of quilt batting and also given the decking that needed to be sewed on to the bottom of the sides. That wasn't exactly difficult, but my directional print ended upside down. No biggie! A few more tips on sewing the base ("decking") onto the sides would have been helpful. I wondered if there was a stitching order that would enable doing this earlier in the process to avoid those awkward corners, but totally a VERY fun pattern! My next one will be even better! :-)
I just made six more of these. It took me through the first few to realize that fitting the square bottom into the "frame" works easiest if one sews with the bottom up and each side is sewn as a separate seam (as opposed to trying to sew continously all around the bottom. I also rounded off the top edge as it dips to the curved opening, so that I could avoid having to miter my bias. With it curved the bias can be pressed to fit the curves prior to sewing.
Fantastic as always easy to use a pleasure to sew